Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Scrap The Girls August 2018-

I was inspired by the Zebra, the colours and the exotic jungle feel of the mood board.

I love these two photos because at the time Sarah was right into lions and her imagination was so vivid I'm sure she really thought she was riding that lion out in the jungle with Simba!

As soon as I saw the Paper Arts papers I knew they were just the ones to complement the photos.

My Charms Creations Heart Embellishment was the perfect highlight!!

the Papers are    -Out of Africa 4
                           -Out of Africa 2
                                                     -Out of Africa 1 Acetate figures

Dusty attic Words

49 and Market Handmade Flowers Rustic Connection

Liquitex Light Moulding Paste

Plastic Paw Stencil(?brand-lost the packet it came in)

lastly the black heart on the tag on the side is Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild at Heart Collection.

This was a fabulous mood board to work with, there are so many ways you can use it.

Thank you to Charms Creations for sponsoring this month.

why not have a go yourself - great prize on offer

Sunday, 1 July 2018

July Scrap The Girls

 July moodboard titled "Dark Inside"

I was inspired by the poppies and the theme of sad girls.

The poppies are from Dusty Attic and I foiled them with my Couture Creations Go Press and Foil

 machine and red Foil.

The color in the background was done using the  plastic wrapping technique  with mica powders and water.

 I hate my writing so  I used my dynamo machine for the journalling.

Here is a close up of the poppies.

It should be lots of fun with this mood board - you can use some aspects of it or all of it.

Plenty of inspiration on Scrap The Girls blogspot so check it out and have a go . 

Friday, 1 June 2018

June Scrap The Girls

Scrap The Girls

I was inspired by the heart, the friendship theme and  the blue of the sea.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection papers were used.

I first stencilled the page with  a Prima stencil and Golden Moulding paste.

When it was dry I used the cellophane technique with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Broken China, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and water.

Then I also coloured some cheese cloth and  burlap ribbon.  I cut my base papers from the Shibori, Chambray and Storm papers.

I embossed my chipboard hearts (WOW?) and title( 2 Crafty) with Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder Pure white.

Before laying it all down I flicked Liquitex white ink and Black ink  on the base page.

Then I sprinkled Prima Art Ingredients Glass beads Turquoise and Dress My Craft sequins Sea Breeze about the page.

I really enjoyed putting this one together  as it brings fond memories of a great night out!!

Looking forward to seeing what others create with this moodboard!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Scrap The Girls May challenge

Scrap The Girls May challenge

I was inspired by the pink and gold, flowers and party theme!!

This is also a tribute to my mum, who passed away at 93 years of age on the 15th December 2017.
I acknowledge that we were blessed to have had her generous, beautiful self with us for so long into  our adult lives.However losing her has  still been  devastating!
I think this photo captures how happy and loving she was,always laughing and giving us her beautiful hugs and smiles. It was always a happy time when Mum was around!!

Lots of fussy cutting with this one!!

The papers I used were from Studiolight- Shabby Chic collection 
and various washi tapes in my collection!
The pink heart came from Corbett Creations and Rainbow Splendour
The chipboard letters are Kasazz .
 I covered them with gold foil using my Couture Creations Go Foil and Press Machine
I backed the photo with gold glitter tape edging some cardstock.

I enjoyed putting this page together!!

I would love to see your take on this month's moodboard!

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Stick It Down April 2018 Inspiration

April Stick It Down single page sketch challenge

Initially I wasn't too happy about cutting these photos down but I'm really pleased with how the layout captures my absolute joy at the time, and how gorgeous my little boy was( and still is though he would disagree with the adjective at 23 years of age now!!)
Paper was Maja Designs Denim and Friends
chipboard Arrows Dusty Attic
the ink was Tim Holtz Distress Oxide
the ribbon from Tilda
and the title ( scrapFX) was smooshed with the ink and then clear embossing powder over the top!
So glad I took these photos now!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Off The Rails March Tutorial - How I made my Canvas Wall Art.

Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge site

I enjoyed making my Canvas Art for the February Moodboard so I thought I would share how I did it!
The photo is of Direction Island, one the Cocos Keeling Islands way out in the Indian Ocean. Fabulous place for a holiday if you like the beach and snorkelling!

My inspiration to use the thongs was because the beaches on the ocean side of the lagoon were littered with flotsam and jetsam including many many abandoned thongs!!

All about the islands there were pretty cool art creations using this junk!

I came home with a hankering to do something similar and am really pleased with the result!

I used a 14 x 14 inch canvas which had been triple primed so my first step was to apply texture paste through a stencil.

I used Golden Gel Medium Light Moulding Paste over a Tim Holtz Layering Mini Stencil( the brick pattern coming from the moodboard).

I usually leave my projects with moulding paste overnight to dry but one can use a heat tool if one has the patience!!

Once dry I painted strips with Jane Davenport Acrylic Paints

It was at this time that I thought maybe a coat of white gesso on the canvas before I started might have been a good idea as it took a few coats of paint to give the colour that I was happy with.

My next step was to lightly coat my chipboard and title with white Gesso.
 I also coated the outer sides of my photo mat.

 I cut some cheesecloth

and distressed the edges with my fingers

I chose blue for the outer edges of my photo mat

I played around  with where I wanted to place my photo and other features and once I was happy with the placement I took a photo, so I could reference back to it later.
 I don't know if other people work this way but I find it helpful.

I thought the white made a good contrast so I embossed my chipboard and title with Versamark Ink and Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Pure White.

The chipboard was Blue Fern studios Chipboard  - Seaside Shells
the title Kaszazz Chipboard word - Timeless

 Once this was all  done it was time to lay it all down!!

 I glued the thongs down with a hot glue gun.

I  layered the base of my photo with strips of cardboard so that the photo would sit flat across the canvas between the two thongs!

I encountered the same issue with the Kaisercraft Paper Blooms- Sea Breeze but I just layered up the double sided foam mount

The chipboard and title I attached with Prima Art Basics 3d Matt Gel

I also used the gel too, with a fine paintbrush to stick down the sequins( Dress My Sequins - Sea Breeze).


This canvas now hangs in my home, a lovely reminder of the fab holiday we had in 2014!!!

I had  great fun making this canvas!

 I would really encourage you to give a go!

 Worst comes to worst and you don't like where it is going  you can just cover it all with a layer or
 two of gesso and start again!!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Stick It Down March 2018 Inspiration

Stick It Down March single page challenge for 2019

I saw this as a great opportunity to scrap some of my January Canada holiday!!

I went out of my comfort zone and played with Faber-Kastell Gelatos  and really enjoyed myself!!

 Gelatos I used were :-





After covering the page with White gesso I applied the Gelatos and water,then dropped salt on while 

still wet.

Then when dry, I  rubbed off the salt and used wet wipes over a couple of stencils.

The chipboard words were from Kasazz.

 I painted them with white gesso and again, when dry coloured with the same Gelatos.

 The sequins were Beads Neezs, which I bought from a Patchwork and gift shop in Port Lincoln South Australia.(Ruby and Kate)

 I love how they reflect the colour of whatever they are on. I'll be looking for more of them!

All in all pretty pleased with this page.

Would love to see how others create with this sketch!